The experts of Edunews have studied the question paper of C2 Proficiency, keeping in view the pattern, questions, parts and content; and offered comments which can be regarded as tips to the test takers.
Reading: Test takers have to complete the given task / answer the questions under each part, keeping in view the time allotted for the purpose and also the length in terms of words.
Part 1: Questions have been asked on a given passage with 8 fill in the blanks and candidates are required to fill such blanks using A, B, C or D.
Part 2: Questions have also been raised on a text with 8 fill in the blanks at appropriate places. The candidates have to use their own word and fill it in the blanks given.
Part 3: A text is given with fill in the blanks which candidates need to be fill up with the hint stated in capital letters.
Part 4: Candidates find 6 statements so as to enable them to fill in the blank given under each statement. In this case, candidates have to fill the blank in three-eight words without changing the given word.
Part 5: Candidates can observe an extract from a novel followed by multiple answers under each poser, total 6 posers. Candidates have to be very diligent in selecting the appropriate answer for which they are advised to read the extract carefully and bring out the right answer to such poser.
Part 6: Candidates find 7 extracts from an article. At the end, the examiner has made an attempt to come out with 8 alternatives relating to the article, out of which candidates have to identify any 7 tactfully and fit it into the appropriate blanks so that the gaps can be filled.
Part 7: Candidates come across 5 extracts (A-E) from a book on photography under which they have to answer 10 questions. The candidates have to tactfully identify the appropriate extract and fit into the blanks given under each statement, as per the instructions.
Here the candidates have to be very careful while pronouncing the answer, as even a small mistake might become a negative factor. The level of questions is challenging.
Writing: In this paper, as already stated in the pattern, candidates find two parts – part 1 is to be mandatorily attempted by the candidates while in part 2, one can attended out of 4 questions.
In part 1, one topic has been identified in one question and the candidates have to develop an essay emphasizing on the topic in their own words. Further they have to justify clearly about the significance of the topic by highlighting the ill effects of the digital advertisement which ultimately affect the children or vulnerable adults.
In part 2, candidates have to answer any one of 4 given in the question paper. They can focus either on report, review or letter (questions 2-4) which can give proper justification to the person who can decide about the request. Whereas in question 5, candidates have to answer an article or report based on the situation given.
The level of questions is blended with moderate to difficult. The candidates are advised to be very cautious while writing.
Listening: Candidates have to hear different extracts based on which they have to answer the questions. As already stated in the pattern, listening has 4 parts by which the examiner testifies the candidates. Examinee hears each piece of voice twice and answers the questions accordingly.
In part 1, there are 3 extracts having 2 questions each. Candidates have to hear each extract carefully and answer the questions appropriately by using A, B or C.
In part 2, candidates have to hear what the other person has been talking. They have to fill 8 blanks to complete the sentence for which they can use a word or a short phrase.
In part 3, candidates listen to a discussion of 2 persons about their profession. Under this part, examinee can find 5 questions with multiple choices and have to select the best which can fit into each question.
In part 4, candidates listen to 5 short extracts in which group of people are talking about taking a gap from studies and its ill effects on business. Further they find two tasks. In both the tasks, 8 questions have been raised and candidates have to give proper reason why the people in the group take a gap for studies.
The level of questions is challenging as they have to perform within the time limit besides barriers to communcation.
Speaking: There are 3 parts under which the examiners testify the speaking ability of examinees.
In part 1, it is in the form of an interview.
In part 2, candidates have to focus on pictures and speak about it. Then examinee have to discuss amongst one or two other examinees and at the end, they have to arrive at a decision.
In part 3, examinees have to discuss the topics relating to part 2 on various dimensions with proper justification wherever required.
The level of questions is difficult.
The experts therefore opine that the question paper of C2 Proficiency looks to be challenging. Therefore candidates are advised to be very meticulous while reading, listening, writing and speaking. Further they are advised to refer e-resources published by the exam conducting authority, understand do’s and don’ts under each part set out in the exam pattern, prepare themselves well and face the exam with confidence.